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  1. Kidney Stones Explains why and how kidney stones form. Covers types of stones such as calcium, cystine, uric acid, and struvite. Discusses symptoms. Covers treatment, including extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy. Offers prevention tips.
  2. Acute Kidney Injury Discusses acute kidney injury (which used to be called acute renal failure), which means your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Includes prerenal acute kidney injury. Covers causes like kidney or liver disease. Includes symptoms like little urine (oliguria) when you urinate. Covers dialysis.
  3. Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer Describes kidney cancer. Covers symptoms and how kidney cancer is diagnosed. Covers treatment with surgery and medicines.
  4. Kidney Transplant Discusses surgery to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy one. Explains what a living donor is. Covers what to expect after surgery. Looks at risks. Links to picture of kidney transplant. Links to more in-depth info on organ transplant.
  5. Chronic Kidney Disease Discusses chronic kidney disease (also called chronic renal failure), which means your kidneys don't work the way they should. Discusses dialysis. Covers treating diabetes and high blood pressure, which cause most cases of chronic kidney disease.
  6. Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet Looks at eating plans for those who have had kidney stones. Explains what kidney stones are. Offers tips for preventing kidney stones, including drinking more water. Lists foods you should avoid.
  7. Acute Kidney Injury Versus Chronic Kidney Disease
  8. Types of Kidney Stones
  9. Kidney Stone Analysis Covers test done on a kidney stone to find out what the stone is made of. Links to info on types of stone, including calcium, uric acid, struvite, and cystine. Explains that test can help doctor decide treatment or give info on preventing more stones from forming.
  10. Postrenal Acute Kidney Injury
  11. Prerenal Acute Kidney Injury
  12. Kidney Disease: Changing Your Diet Discusses changing your diet to help protect your kidneys when you have kidney disease. Gives general ideas about how to follow the diet your doctor or dietitian recommends. Covers restricting salt (sodium), protein, phosphorus, and potassium.
  13. Intrinsic Acute Kidney Injury
  14. Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease
  15. End-Stage Kidney Failure
  16. Parathyroid Gland and Kidney Stones
  17. Open Surgery for Kidney Stones Discusses traditional surgery used to remove kidney stones. Covers why it is done and what to expect after surgery. Covers risks.
  18. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy or Nephrolithotripsy for Kidney Stones Looks at procedures to remove kidney stones from the kidneys. Explains difference between nephrolithotomy and nephrolithotripsy. Looks at when each may be done. Covers risks.
  19. Retrograde Pyelogram for Kidney Stones Briefly discusses test used to see if a kidney stone or something else is blocking your urinary tract. Covers how it is done and possible results.
  20. Kidney Disease: Medicines to Avoid
  21. Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease
  22. Medicines That Can Cause Acute Kidney Injury
  23. Kidney Failure: Should I Start Dialysis? Guides through decision whether to start kidney dialysis for kidney failure. Covers key factors in decision. Covers benefits and risks. Offers interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  24. Kidney Failure: When Should I Start Dialysis? Discusses the decision about when to start dialysis. Includes what kidney failure is, the treatment for it, and reasons why you might or might not want to start dialysis. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  25. Advance Care Planning: Should I Stop Kidney Dialysis? Guides through decision to stop kidney dialysis for kidney failure. Covers key factors in decision. Covers benefits and risks. Discusses what happens after dialysis is stopped. Offers interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  26. Kidney Failure: What Type of Dialysis Should I Have? Guides through decision about what type of dialysis to have for kidney failure. Explains the two basic types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  27. Kidney Stones: Medicines That Increase Your Risk
  28. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for Kidney Stones Discusses extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), a procedure that uses shock waves to break a kidney stone into smaller pieces. Covers how it is done and what to expect after treatment. Covers risks.
  29. Medical History and Physical Exam for Kidney Stones
  30. Diabetes: You Can Slow Kidney Damage Learn what you can do at home to slow down kidney damage.
  31. E. Coli Infection From Food or Water: Blood and Kidney Problems
  32. Kidney Stones: Should I Have Lithotripsy to Break Up the Stone? Guides through decision to have extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy to break up kidney stones. Describes what lithotripsy is and when it is normally used. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  33. Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
  34. Nephrectomy Covers surgical removal of all or part of the kidney. Discusses why it may be done, such as for kidney cancer or to remove a damaged kidney. Looks at how well it works and the risks.
  35. Hemodialysis Discusses process of hemodialysis when chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury cause kidneys to lose ability to remove waste and extra fluid. Covers fistulas and grafts. Looks at what to expect after treatment. Discusses peritoneal dialysis.
  36. Nephrotic Syndrome Discusses nephrotic syndrome, a sign kidneys aren't working right. Includes high levels of protein in urine, low levels of protein in blood, and high cholesterol. Discusses swelling (edema) and kidney failure. Covers causes like diabetes. Covers treatment.
  37. Peritoneal Dialysis Discusses peritoneal dialysis. Covers having a catheter and using dialysate solution. Discusses hemodialysis. Looks at what to expect after treatment, how well it works, and risks.
  38. Urinary System Includes info on urine tests and urinary tract infections in children, teens, and adults. Also has links to stress incontinence and kidney stone info.
  39. Diabetic Nephropathy Discusses diabetic nephropathy, which means kidney disease or damage caused by diabetes. Covers causes and symptoms. Discusses how it is diagnosed and treatment options, including medicines, diet, and dialysis. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  40. Renal Cell Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
  41. Uremia
  42. Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger
  43. Urinary Tract Infections in Children Discusses urinary tract infection in children 12 years and younger. Covers symptoms and how problems might be diagnosed with urinalysis or a urine culture. Looks at treatment with antibiotics. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  44. Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults Discusses urinary tract infection in teens and adults. Covers symptoms and how problems might be diagnosed with urinalysis or a urine culture. Looks at treatment with antibiotics. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  45. Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older
  46. High Blood Pressure Covers causes and symptoms of high blood pressure. Explains systolic and diastolic pressure numbers. Looks at treatment and prevention steps. Includes risks of untreated high blood pressure such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure.
  47. Hemodialysis Compared to Peritoneal Dialysis
  48. Dialysis: Measuring How Well It Works
  49. Foods High in Oxalate
  50. Ureteroscopy
  51. Vascular Access Failure
  52. Home Test for Protein in Urine
  53. Lithotripsy for Gallstones
  54. Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
  55. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Older Adults
  56. Cranberry Juice and Urinary Tract Infections
  57. Home Test for Urinary Tract Infections Discusses test kits you can get without a prescription to use at home to check for urinary tract infections (UTIs). Looks at how test is done and how to prepare. Discusses possible results.
  58. Medical History and Physical Exam for Urinary Tract Infections
  59. Urinary Problems During Pregnancy

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